Colleen Green titled her debut album Milo Goes to Compton as a nod to The Descendents’ Milo Goes to College, and her upcoming release, I Want to Grow Up, appears to be an answer of sorts to The Descendents’ I Don’t Want to Grow Up. Although the local singer is clearly inspired by the South Bay punk group, her own songs don’t necessarily have much in common with The Descendents’ style. Instead, tracks such as “TV” sound more like Dum Dum Girls, La Sera or perhaps a harder version of Best Coast. Girl-group and garage-pop melodies are pummeled by sludgy punk guitars as Green coos about everything from her short attention span to her secret desire to drive a taxi. Throughout it all, Green’s vocals have a sugary serenity that makes even her most offhand observations feel compelling.
Sun., Feb. 15, 9 p.m., 2015
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